Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Mental Health

The PhD in mental health provides opportunities for professionals working within the field of mental health, in the UK and internationally, to gain a deeper and more critical insight into their practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, local government, education, research or management. This programme meets the needs of mental health professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate subject, and relevant work experience. IELTS: at least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Course modules

The specialist taught modules include both the theory and practice of mental health (psychological models of psychological disorders, evidence-based interventions and current priorities for mental health).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of taught modules, original research and thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time £ 2,425 per Academic year (home fees) 48 months
PhD Part-time £ 6,310 per Academic year (overseas fees) 48 months
PhD Part-time £ 2,425 per Academic year (EU fees) 48 months

Campus details

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Key information

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